VIDEO: Kushner, Greenblatt, & Netanyahu Meet

According to the US Embassy in Jerusalem, this meeting took place on June 22nd, 2018. And, for what purpose? “Building on previous discussions, they discussed the United States’ leadership role in the region, the humanitarian situation, regional security, and the Trump Administration’s efforts to facilitate peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.” Right…


COMMENTARY: Jared Kushner Belongs To Racist Criminal Jewish Cult

Only the very ignorant or the very innocent still believe politicians are working for a better world. Even if they had the intention, they cannot do it. The powers that lead the world today are so strong that have their tentacles in every walk of life. It is revolting to learn how most succumb to their poisonous evil ways and bribes. 

In reference to the article below, we would like to add that we do not agree with the author when he says that ‘relations with Russia are less warm’. That is simply NOT the case. Putin is not only a member of Chabad Lubavitch but is strongly connected to Trump through Chabad. At the International Assembly of Chabad Representatives in 2007, Russia’s Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Berel Lazar, often referred to as “Putin’s Rabbi”, told a remarkable story about the Russian leader, which he heard from Putin himself.



“Jared Kushner Belongs to Racist Criminal Jewish Cult,” Source:

Chabad came to prominence under the guidance of ‘The Great Rebbe’ Menachem Mendel Schneerson. His policies led Chabad through a period of great expansion establishing institutions in 900 cities around the world.
‘The Great Rebbe’ gave regular talks on the coming of the messiah. Over time, Lubavitchers began to realize that he meant himself. The belief that Schneerson was the Messiah was first openly professed by Rabbi Shavom Dol Wolpo in a 1984 book and quickly gained acceptance.
Absurdly, even though he died in 1994 ‘The Great Rebbe’ is still the official leader of Chabad, like ‘Great Leader’ Kim Il-Sung is the leader of North Korea.

In Chabad schoolhouses children chant and salute the invisible Rebbe.


Chabad believes Jews are God’s chosen people and everyone else is trash.  In the book “Gatherings and Conversations” the Great Rebbe tells his followers that Jewish people are an extension of God and Gentiles are destined to serve the Jews.

“Two contrary types of soul exist, a non-Jewish soul comes from three satanic spheres, while the Jewish soul stems from holiness.”

“A Jew was not created as a means for some [other] purpose; he himself is the purpose, since the substance of all [divine] emanations was created only to serve the Jews.”

Rabbi Ginsburgh, a leading Chabad Rabbi, has argued that because Gentiles are genetically inferior to Jews, a Jew should be able to take Gentiles organs if he needs one. He was recorded saying, ‘As for the goyim… Zalman’s attitude (was): “Gentile souls are of a completely different and inferior order. They are totally evil, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.”

‘If every single cell in a Jewish body entails divinity, is a part of God, then every strand of DNA is a part of God. Therefore, something is special about Jewish DNA.’

‘If a Jew needs a liver, can you take the liver of an innocent non-Jew passing by to save him? The Torah would probably permit that. Jewish life has an infinite value.’

The Jewish Daily Forward reported a talk given by Chabad Rabbi Mani Friedman.

Asked how he thinks Jews should treat their Arab neighbors Friedman responded, ‘The only way to fight a moral war is the Jewish way: Destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and children (and cattle).’


Chabad’s extremism makes them perfect apologists for Israeli crimes. A perfect example is Alan Dershowitz, a Chabad member.

Dershowitz is the premier Zionist apologist rolled out in front of the mainstream news cameras across the world to explain that Israelis are the victims of every massacre they carry out. An unhinged and creepy individual, during a recent speech he gave at Oxford University he took off his glasses and told the students that he has “Zionist eyes” as do all “reasonable people”, Dershowitz is one of many Jewish extremists in sheep’s clothing who lead mainstream political discourse in the West. 

As further evidence that Wikileaks is an intelligence operation, Dershowitz recently joined Julian Assange’s legal team.


One of the policies of the Chabad is to send Rabbis across the world to set up Chabad houses. This movement, known as shilchus, has given Chabad a global support network.

Lubavitchers mix with the upper echelons of each host country. Their influence in each country varies.

The Canadian government recently gave the cult $800,000 for the building of a Chabad center in Montreal. Relations with Russia are less warm; the Russians recently refused to hand over two major collections of Chabad texts seized by early Soviet governments.Where is Chabad’s influence the greatest? You guessed it- the US.

Rabbi Shemtov is Chabad’s Washington representative, and his enormous influence was illustrated when he lobbied successfully for the Great Rebbe to be posthumously awarded the congressional gold medal in 1995, the only religious leader ever to be given the award.

Rabbi Shemtov is an all-pervasive presence in D.C. Sue Fishkoff, author of ‘The Rebbe’s Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch’, writes: “It’s not enough that Chabad’s man in D.C. knows the name and phone number of just about every congressman, senator and foreign ambassador in the nation’s capital — he also knows their legislative assistants, their secretaries and the people who clean their offices.”

Shemtov says that the vast network of shelichim  inside the US generates his political power. “We have shelichimin forty-seven states and in [at least] 310 districts. … People sometimes view the world of shelichim as three thousand people, but it’s not only three thousand people, it’s three thousand interconnected networks. So we can place a call from a constituent to almost any member of Congress.”

“Most shelichim have good connections with their senators, congressmen and governors, who represent the most remote places in the United States. For example, when Sarah Palin, a Republican, burst onto the scene, she had already known about Jewish issues and Chabad specifically from Rabbi Yosef Greenberg in Alaska.”

Members of the cast of ‘Friends’ recorded a piece for a Chabad telethon. Bob Dylan appeared on another.


Chabad is a criminal organization with ties to Mossad. Chabad houses provides safe houses and storefronts for Israeli intelligence and criminal activity. This includes everything from terrorism to money laundering, drug running to prostitution.

For instance, in March 1989 U.S. law enforcement rounded up a criminal network in Seattle, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Colombia, and Israel that involved a Chabad House that was involved in money laundering and currency violations.

Wayne Madsen writes:

‘In Bangkok, Israeli military pilots and drivers who stay at the Chabad House there train Thai Army commandos, divers, and pilots who are fighting a Muslim secessionist movement along the southern border with Malaysia.

‘Bangkok police have long suspected Chabad House as a center for the Israeli Mafia, which runs its Ecstasy and Ice trade from Bangkok for all of Southeast and East Asia. The Israeli Mafia also reportedly runs heroin labs in Myanmar, where an Israeli military officer serves in Myanmar’s feared military counter-intelligence agency.’

Retaliation against the Chabad mafia can be seen in the Mumbai terrorist attacks when Lashkar-e-Taiba militants took hostage of the Mumbai Chabad house and murdered nine Jews, including Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg.

Wayne Madsen has reported that mafia overlord Dawood Ibrahim ordered the attacks partly in response to Israeli mafia attempts to take over his Mumbai drug trade.

‘[Wayne Madsen Report] has learned from Asian intelligence sources that the Russian-Israeli gangsters operating out of Chabad House tried to take over Mumbai’s drug trade with the help of local Jewish mobsters so Ibrahim, while settling scores with India, the CIA, and Britain, decided to have his subcontractor LET terrorists pay a visit to Chabad House and “collect on a debt with high interest.”‘

Chabad are allowed to exist as a powerful international force because they serve Israel in two ways: working with them in intelligence and criminal activities, and a source of extremist ideology to fuel Zionist crimes.


COMMENTARY: Trump Pardons Racist, Criminal Jewish Fanatic

On December 20th, 2017, Trump signed anExecutive Order Blocking the Property of Persons involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption” harshly condemning those persons or entities which “have their source, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States” and who“have reached such scope and gravity that they threaten the stability of international political and economic systems.”

Human rights abuse and corruption undermine the values that form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies; have devastating impacts on individuals; weaken democratic institutions; degrade the rule of law; perpetuate violent conflicts; facilitate the activities of dangerous persons; and undermine economic markets. The United States seeks to impose tangible and significant consequences on those who commit serious human rights abuse or engage in corruption, as well as to protect the financial system of the United States from abuse by these same persons”. So this begs the question: Why isn’t Trump doing anything about the ELITE CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION called Chabad Lubavitch? If he did, then the Law would fall on himself, his family and all of his friends, acquaintances and business partners. Because HE belongs to those who he is condemning! So this is CLEARLY more proof of the hypocrisy and double standards leading The United States and the world for that matter. 



“Trump Pardons Racist, Criminal Jewish Fanatic,” Source:

By Henry Makow, PhD
Sourced from via the Truthseeker 

Abridged by Lasha Darkmoon


LD : Rabbi Sholom Rubashkin (b. 1959 in Russia), a leader of the Chabad crime syndicate, was pardoned a few days ago by President Donald Trump for his long list of truly heinous crimes. These include child labor violations, illegal drug manufacturing in secret laboratories, the rape and sexual abuse of workers at his meat processing plant in Iowa, and, finally, unprecedented levels of animal cruelty carried out by Rubaskin’s kosher slaughtermen. By pardoning this vicious Jewish psychopath, Trump not only shows where his true loyalties lie but reveals his own psychopathology. [LD]

A few days ago we posted Michael Berg’s article, Ex-Chabad Member Exposes Trump Family Cult. This demonstrated that Trump’s family (the Kushners) belongs to Chabad, a racist, criminal Jewish supremacist doomsday cult. The very next day, Trump commuted the 27-year prison sentence of Chabad kosher butcher, Rabbi Sholom Rubashkin, 57, a GOP donor. He had served only eight years of his sentence.

Rubashkin, as manager of the family owned Agriprocessors meat plant ($300 million annual revenue) in Postville, Iowa, was convicted in 2009 of financial fraud for submitting fake invoices to the plant’s bank that made the company’s finances appear healthier than they were so that it could borrow more. The bankruptcy revealed a $26 million scheme of fraud.

In addition, in one of the nation’s largest illegal worker busts, federal authorities raided the plant and detained 389 illegal immigrants in 2008. ICE determined that at the time of their  raid, two-thirds of the plant’s workers were undocumented. It turned out the company itself was cranking out false social security cards.

There were also 9,311 counts of child labor violations in the indictments, as well as horrific safety violations. Authorities also found a Meth lab.

Plant supervisors in this hell-on-earth were involved in rape and sexual abuse of workers. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) also documented and filmed what they called the worst animal abuses and extreme cruelty they had ever seen.

The Rubashkin criminal exploits and methods were documented in the CNBC series “American Greed – The Slaughterhouse”. The video has now been scrubbed from CNBC’s site. It has been mirrored elsewhere, but this may not be online long.”


The White House statement cited letters of support for review of Rubashkin’s case from more than 30 members of Congress of both parties, including House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and veteran Republican Senator Orrin Hatch.

Trump also pointed to bipartisan expressions of support for review of the case from over (((100 former high-ranking U.S. Justice Department officials, prosecutors, judges and legal scholars.)))

For Trump’s very first criminal commutation, I reprise my 2008 article Jews Must Face Dark Side of Judaism. Journalism professor Stephen Bloom was a typical American Jewish liberal who wanted to explore his Jewish roots by joining the Chabad colony in Postville IA.  He found that for its most ardent followers, Judaism is about hatred and exploitation of non-Jews. He learns that Jews are unwittingly connected to a satanic conspiracy against God and man, and this is the real cause of anti-semitism. Think Communism.

“They wanted nothing to do with their Christian neighbors. They were there to make money and the non-Jews (goyim) were barely distinct from the cattle on their assembly line.”

Jews Must Face “Dark Side” of Judaism

by Henry Makow Ph.D.
(revised and updated)

Stephen Bloom (pictured here) has a love of fairness and justice typical of many liberal American Jews. A journalism professor, he saw the opening of a Kosher meat packer by Hasidic Jews in Postville Iowa in 1987 as an opportunity to study the Jewish-gentile dynamic in microcosm.

He discovered more about Judaism and the causes of anti-Semitism than he wanted to know. Here is his conclusion from “Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America” published in 2000:

“Initially I had gone to Postville to learn from the Hasidim [Orthodox Jews], to share with them a sense of identity and belonging. Instead, what the Postville Hasidim ultimately offered me was a glimpse of the dark side of my own faith, a look at Jewish extremists whose behavior not only made the Postville locals wince, but made me wince, too.

“I didn’t want to partake in Hasidim’s vision that called on Jews to unite against the goyim and assimilation. The world, even in Iowa, was too bountiful to base my likes and dislikes solely on religion. The word Hasid literally means ‘the pious one,’ but the Postville Hasidim were anything but pious. You couldn’t become casual friends with them. They required total submission to their schema of right and wrong, Jew vs. Christian — or you were the enemy.”

In other words, if you’re a Jew but don’t buy their insane hatred, then you’re no better than the goyim. Unfortunately, their attitude typifies organized Jewry as a whole.

The influx of hundreds of Orthodox Jewish families into a tiny (pop. 1465) Christian farming community in northeast Iowa was rocky from the start. Yes the Jews had a seemingly wholesome family life and pious appearance. But they wanted nothing to do with their Christian neighbors. They were there to make money and the non-Jews, whether Postville merchants or migrant workers, were barely distinct from the cattle on their assembly line.

(Jared Kushner is a Chabad kingpin and doubtless exerted his influence on his father-in law, Donald Trump, to get him to offer a free pardon to the Chabad criminal Rabbi Rubashkin).

Finally the meatpacking plant, Agriprocessors, filed for bankruptcy in Oct. 2008 after the owner Sholom Rubashkin was arrested for defrauding a bank regarding a $35 million loan.

This came after the State of Iowa levied $10 million in fines for 9000 violations involving illegal wage deductions and child labor. Then, in June, the company was accused of forging documents for illegal aliens. Four hundred hapless laborers from Guatemala to Palau were arrested and jailed.

When the plant closed, hundreds of workers were left destitute while turkeys languished unfed in trailers outside the plant gates. The town struggled to regain its footing, probably relieved to be rid of this mixed blessing.

In August, a delegation of distinguished rabbis and communal functionaries spent three hours touring the plant, met briefly with local Christian clergy and social activists, and gave the operation a clean bill of health. They found no evidence to suggest that “someone should not buy things from Agriprocessors.”

“A three-hour tour could not uncover the extensive, “egregious” child labor violations that the Iowa state labor commissioner reported… just five days after the rabbis left town. The labor commissioner said he had “never seen anything like it” in his 30 years in the field…” the Jewish Daily Forward wrote in an Editorial August 7.

“Three hours wouldn’t turn up the voluminous evidence of abuse gathered by the Forward when we first broke the Agriprocessors story two years ago. We found compelling indications of sexual harassment, shorted wages, favoritism and bribery in work assignments, inadequate safety training and horrific work accidents in the place we called a ‘Kosher Jungle.’”

Note: The Canadian billionaire Hershey Friedman, of Montreal, purchased the kosher meatpacking plant in 2009 and rebranded it as Agri Star Meat and Poultry. Agri Star now employs the vast majority of Postville’s remaining Jews, with most of them serving as Jewish ritual slaughterers or shochtim.

Sourced from
via the

“Don’t smile, Sholom, I’m doing this for the Jews.”

LD : Rabbi Sholom Rubashkin was issued a free pardon by Donald Trump three days ago on Wednesday, 20 December, after serving eight years of his original 27-year sentence. His crimes could not have been more heinous and shocking, including extreme levels of animal cruelty.

Rubashkin’s long-time attorney Guy Cook gave a ringing endorsement of his client and sang the praises of Donald Trump for his generous pardon of the criminal rabbi.

“The sentence previously imposed was unfair and unjust,” the rabbi’s lawyer proclaimed in an email. “President Trump has done what is right and just. The unrelenting efforts on Rubashkin’s behalf have finally paid off.”

No doubt Trump’s all too predictable generosity toward the Jews will be greeted with cries of rapture from his usual camp followers. They will find some ingenious justification for it. It beggars belief that anyone could be so lacking in moral decency as to support a president who pardons a Jewish psychopath found guilty of these flagrant crimes involving  cruelty to animals.  [LD]

VIDEO: “There’s Going To Be War With Israel & Lebanon” – Dr. Steve Pieczenik – 11/10/2017

Dr. Steve Pieczenik claims there is imminent battle brewing between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Regardless, one can be certain Pieczenik is nothing less than a disinformation agent — so, what is his objective with this geopolitical “news”?




INTERVIEW: Putin’s Reign Of Terror

This is ONE OF THE BEST interviews we have ever posted when it comes to explaining who Putin is and what the end goal is all about. It is a shame that there are still people out there who allow Communist brainwashing propaganda to take over their power of reasoning. This happens because they have no historical knowledge of how Communism really works, otherwise, they would not be that easily brainwashed into believing so many lies.

We have not yet read Bjerknes book ‘Putin’s Reign of Terror’ but judging from the interview, it sure sounds like a must-read. Anatoliy Golitsyn warned the world about what was coming in his book ‘New Lies for Old’. WHY DON’T WE SPEND OUR TIME READING HIM AND OTHERS instead of following the media that WE ALL KNOW IS CONTROLLED on both sides? We MUST listen to what history and those who know the regime tell us!
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COMMENTARY: The Qatar/Gulf Crisis Explained

So who is behind all this mess again? Israel. The Trump family is deep up their necks with Israel and will not stop till we go to war with Iran. That is the end goal here, besides taking all the oil from the Middle East while destroying all Arab countries. Qatar is a piece of the puzzle and these moves, show us how dirty these people play. 

“The Qatar/Gulf Crisis Explained,” Source:

In reality, like any other geopolitical bombshell there may be one specific incident that sparks the powder keg,… but there are a number of different factors that compel each of the players at the table to act for their own interests.

So what does a geopolitical bombshell look like, exactly? Well, something like what took place this past week in the Gulf. Namely:

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), Bahrain, Egypt, Mauritania, Yemen, and the Bayda-based so-called “eastern” government in Libya (and Maldives, don’t forget Maldives!) all cut diplomatic ties with Qatar this week.

The governments of Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., Egypt, and Bahrain have ordered all Qatari citizens out of their respective countries within the next two weeks.

Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., Egypt, and Bahrain have also banned all sea and air travel to and from Qatar, with Saudi Arabia shutting down the embattled states’ only land border.

The U.A.E. has made it illegal for any of its citizens to even voice support for Qatar, punishing offenders with hefty fines and up to 15 years in jail.

Egypt is trying to get the U.N. to investigate Qatar for a 2015 incident where the Qataris allegedly paid $1 billion to a terrorist group in Iraq to free 26 hostages, including members of the Qatari royal family.

Egypt issued a 10-point ultimatum with a 24-hour deadline calling on the Qataris to sever diplomatic relations with Iran, expel members of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, close down Al Jazeera and end support for terrorist organizations, among other items.

Turkey’s parliament, meanwhile, has fast-tracked legislation allowing troops to be deployed to a Turkish base in Qatar in an apparent show of solidarity with its regional ally.

That, my friends, is a geopolitical bombshell.

Now, as out-of-the-blue as all this might appear to casual observers of the region, it is important to put these events into the larger historical context of tense relations between the State of Qatar and its Arab neighbors. Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., and Egypt had a months-long diplomatic dispute with the Qataris just three years ago that involved the withdrawal of those countries’ ambassadors from Doha over its support of the Muslim Brotherhood and other non-Saudi-approved extremists. And Saudi Arabia has closed Qatar’s land border during upheavals in the past.

But still, this particular dust-up is clearly an order of magnitude above previous tiffs and is magnified by the precarious nature of a region already on the knife edge in so many ways.

So the obvious question is why? What line was crossed that necessitated a reaction like this? And why now?

The official position, expressed in the avalanche of official notices announcing the cutting of diplomatic ties on Monday, blamed Qatar for  destabilizing the governments of its Gulf neighbors, manipulation of public opinion via its Al Jazeera mouthpiece,  supporting terrorists, financing groups linked to Iran, denying previous commitments, and “disregarding the principles of good neighborliness” (yes, that’s a thing in international law).

Of course, these are nothing but vague generalities and pot-calling-kettle-black level hypocrisy, and absolutely no one (MSM, think tank, independent media or assorted others) are taking these statements at face values.

But still, there has to be something more to this story than just long-simmering tensions over Qatari support for various groups that the Saudis are not fond of. And there certainly is “something more” here, or, to be more precise, several things more.

So what is this bombshell really about?

Well, it isn’t hard to see why there’d be some resentment of Qatar amongst its Arab “allies”(?) in the region. When Gaddafi’s compound in Libya fell during the 2011 decimation of that country, it was a Qatari flag that was flown over the bombed out building. Al Jazeera has not only been blamed for helping to incite the so-called “Arab spring,” their own personalities brag about it openly, pointing to the ouster of Mubarak in Egypt as an example of how the Qatari network has helped shape the region. And support for Iran? It was a report about the Qatari emir criticizing the other Gulf states and speaking in defense of Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood that was the immediate cause of this latest brouhaha in the first place.

As an incredible phantasmagoric sidenote to the main kerfuffle, the story of that alleged report about the Qatari emir’s comments is a whopper. Long story short: The report appeared on QNA (the Qatari News Agency) and was pulled down within half an hour. The Qatari foreign ministry issued a statement that the report was a fabrication planted on the QNA site by hackers. Can you guess how long it took before the FBI (yes, the US’ Federal Bureau of Investigations) turned this highly unlikely cover story into a chance to blame “Russian hacker” boogeymen?

And Saudi Arabia has not been shy about its own bid to become the dominant player in the region, not only using the infamous, infinitely meme-able orb-opening of its Riyadh-based “Center for Combating Extremism” and $100 billion+ US arms deal/bribe as a way to ensure it remains in the regional driver’s seat in the coming years, but flexing its fledgling military muscle by massacring Yemen (with US backing) and floating various versions of a Saudi-dominated “Islamic Military Alliance” (or maybe an “Arab NATO“?) with Iran and its defenders firmly in its crosshairs.

Another intriguing reason for why this is all coming to a head right now presents itself in the form of collusion between a close associate of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and a neocon think tank. Specifically, leaked emails from the U.A.E. Ambassador to Washington, Yousef Al Otaiba (who, it must be noted, is “in almost constant phone and email contact” with Kushner) reveal that Otaiba has engaged in a year-long campaign to discredit Qatar in the U.S. He has received support in this campaign from The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a group of neocons who lobby extensively for Israeli “security” matters in Washington. The foundation is very close to Bibi Netanyahu himself and boasts members like John Hannah, a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney. The FDD hosts events by the likes of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and has received funding from GOP kingmaker and staunch Zionist Sheldon Adelson. The leaked emails show how Otaiba coordinates and disseminates anti-Qatari talking points with FDD associates and others of influence in Washington circles.

In his article on the drama in the Gulf this week, Pepe Escobar observes that both the U.A.E. and the Saudis are angling to position themselves near the top of the heap in what could be a Trump-approved, Washington-backed, Riyadh-led anti-Iran alliance. As Escobar notes, “Unlike Qatar, the House of Saud and the UAE are one step away from establishing diplomatic relations with Israel – the sine qua non-condition imposed by Washington to insert Israel in an anti-Iran Arab NATO guided by Riyadh.”

In reality, like any other geopolitical bombshell, there may be one specific incident that sparks the powder keg (like the mysterious “hacked”(?) QNA report), but there are a number of different factors that compel each of the players at the table to act for their own interests.

Perhaps the most important question is where this is all headed. Some are speculating that this is heading toward military confrontation. Given that Qatar is currently host to the largest US military base in the Middle East, coupled with the fact that NATO-member Turkey is sending troops in an overt display of military support, this is almost unthinkable in the short term. But it is a dramatic move by the Saudi-led faction to remove Qatar from the table and plant itself firmly in the center of a Gulf alliance against Iran. Given that Qatar’s power primarily comes from its immense petroleum wealth and its ability to influence events in the region through Al Jazeera, it is unclear what Qatar can do to regain any semblance of an upper hand. Closing down surrounding air space and preventing the thousands of trucks that supply the country with food and goods on a daily basis from crossing the Saudi land border puts Qatar at an extreme disadvantage in this situation.

And meanwhile, Iran looks on from afar, surely sensing that it is the ultimate long-term target of all this maneuvering.